Morning take: Roethlisberger on Steelers

Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says the sky is the limit for this year's team.

Morning take: Pittsburgh is trying to get back to the Super Bowl after a tough loss to the Green Bay Packers in February. The Steelers have the talent and experience. Staying healthy will be key.

Morning take: Baltimore doesn't have many concerns on that side of the ball. The main objective is to get the offense (and the offensive line) up to speed before playing the Steelers next Sunday.

  • Head coach Marvin Lewis says the 2011 Cincinnati Bengals are better than the 2010 Bengals.

Morning take: The bar isn't that high. Cincinnati went just 4-12 last season. The young Bengals are capable of winning five games, but that wouldn't be anything to brag about.

Morning take: Cleveland desperately needs depth on the offensive line and hopes Hicks can contribute right away. He likely will compete with rookie Jason Pinkston at left guard.